AP Sports Digest

Posted 9/21/22

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AP Sports Digest

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The highlights of the AP Sports report. An up-to-the minute listing of all stories planned, including games and events, is available in Coverage Plan on AP Newsroom, https://newsroom.ap.org/coverageplan. You can also find a link to Coverage Plan on the left navigation of the Newsroom home page, https://newsroom.ap.org. Sports content can be found at http://newsroom.ap.org/page/APSports

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AUDIO HEADLINES

Judge stuck at 60 HRs as Yankees rout Pirates 14-2 https://newsroom.ap.org/detail/Judgestuckat60HRsasYankeesroutPirates14-2/6064377647c545568302629187368352

Brosseau slam lifts Brewers 6-0, Mets set hit batter record https://newsroom.ap.org/detail/BrosseauslamliftsBrewers6-0Metssethitbatterrecord/59beeceecebc46b9b2debd6749763b9e

Meneses’ 8th-inning HR snaps Braves’ 5-game winning streak https://newsroom.ap.org/detail/Meneses8th-inningHRsnapsBraves5-gamewinningstreak/8d6c7bc8b86245c9b15fc766cef7dc99

Suspended Sarver says he’s decided to sell Suns, Mercury https://newsroom.ap.org/detail/SuspendedSarversayshesdecidedtosellSunsMercury/bae4116f4c3e467a80387131c56bf729

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TOP STORIES

BBO--PIRATES-YANKEES

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge disappointed fans by staying stuck at 60 homers but doubled twice and scored on Oswaldo Cabrera’s first-inning grand slam that started the New York Yankees to a 14-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Judge went 2 for 4 and with 14 games left and remained one home run shy of tying the American League record set by the Yankees’ Roger Maris in 1961. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 850 words, photos.

BKN--SUNS-SARVER-INVESTIGATION

Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, a move that comes only eight days after he was suspended by the NBA over workplace misconduct including racist speech and hostile behavior toward employees. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 920 words, photo.

TEN--FEDERER RETIRES-AP-INTERVIEW

LONDON — Roger Federer says in an interview with The Associated Press that he thinks it's impossible to compare the careers of top players such as him, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Federer is preparing to retire at age 41. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 1,156 words, photos. With TEN-Federer Retires. (SENT).

BBN--CARDINALS-PADRES

SAN DIEGO — Blake Snell held St. Louis hitless until Albert Pujols beat the shift for a single with two outs in the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres beat the NL Central-leading Cardinals 1-0. The Padres have shut out the Cardinals in the first two games of the three-game series, keeping Pujols at 698 career homers. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 620 words, photos.

COMMENTARY

FBN--PRO PICKS-WEEK 3

The last time the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers met on a Thursday night, Myles Garrett smashed Mason Rudolph over the head with the quarterback’s helmet. Expect cooler heads this time around. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 850 words, photos.

FBC--T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS

After three weeks there are 33 unbeaten teams left in major college football and eight of them are playing against each other Saturday. There are showdowns in the Pac-12, ACC, and Big Ten this week, plus ... Duke vs. Kansas. The basketball powerhouses are both 3-0 heading into one of the most interesting games of the week. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

NOTABLE

BKL--WORLD CUP-BELGIUM-US

SYDNEY — Alyssa Thomas had 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in her debut for the U.S women’s basketball team, which beat Belgium 87-72 in its opening game of the World Cup. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 630 words, photos.

FBN--49ERS-GAROPPOLO

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Trey Lance’s season-ending injury has left the San Francisco 49ers in a familiar spot with Jimmy Garoppolo back as the starting quarterback. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 700 words, photos.

FBN--BRONCOS-WOBBLY WILSON

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Russell Wilson is off to a slow start for the Denver Broncos under hesitant coach Nathaniel Hackett, who has vowed to clean up his game management miscues and out-of-sorts play calling to help out his scuffling quarterback. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 740 words, photos.

BBA--ROYALS-MOORE DEPARTS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dayton Moore was fired from his role atop the baseball operations department for the Kansas City Royals after 16 years, then made the unusual decision to come to the park, addressing media and saying goodbye to players, coaches, trainers, clubhouse attendants and even the staff working the parking lot. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 760 words, photos by 4 a.m.

GLF--PRESIDENTS CUP

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For the International team at the Presidents Cup, it’s a chance to make a name for themselves by taking down the mighty Americans. That group of newcomers includes Tom Kim, the 20-year-old South Korean who could be a spark. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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For highlights of AP’s coverage leading up to World Cup, which runs from Nov. 21-Dec. 18 in Qatar: https://newsroom.ap.org/detail/pronto/5e1f3e6abc12a54ed609128dbf0f1c9c

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Thursday’s Time Schedule

MLB

L.A. Angels at Texas, 2:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m.

San Francisco at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.

Seattle at Oakland, 3:37 p.m.

St. Louis at San Diego, 4:10 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 6:35 p.m.

Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m.

Toronto at Tampa Bay, 6:40 p.m.

Houston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:15 p.m.

Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:15 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

NFL

Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 8:15 p.m.